Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Frankie Lee, Delivery Man/Woman Glasgow, United Kingdom 2013
Mr. or Ms. Moran, Substitute Teacher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
Max or Maxine Lydard, House Guest Richmond, Virginia 2013
Reinier or Reini Rudolfs, Fisherman or Fisherwoman Amsterdam, Netherlands 2011
Examples of Previous Props
an award Detroit, Michigan 2010
a string instrument New York, New York 2008
broom Denver, Colorado 2011
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Close your eyes. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
I have just one question... Washington, District of Columbia 2012
Try doing it backwards. Glasgow, United Kingdom 2013
That's the worst thing I've heard in my entire life. Dublin, Ireland 2013
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.